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Not regcognizing cartridges...

The Canon MP510 will not recognize, at all, the Magenta cartridge. Printer worked fine for 4 months without any problems but started randomly not recognizing Magenta. Now 100% will not print anything because of the unrecognizing issue. Help!

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Refilling will give the same error too, again dissable the error.

Cheers Bob Monk (ink manufacturer

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